A dramatisation of the (to me, rather turgid) novel by Len Deighton, originally broadcast throughout the day in "real time".
It tells the story of a bombing raid on Germany in 1943, from preparation, through the raid, to the return of the air crew, told from the British and the German viewpoints
The flying crew are not heroes, just ordinary guys doing a job, with all their hang ups, in-fighting and love lives. The Germans equally are normal people, not fanatical Nazis (except one), going about their everyday lives - one planning his birthday party, another fretting what people would think if they knew that despite his being a widower, his housekeeper did more for him than just clean his house. These two worlds collide on the night of the raid with horrendous results.
The way in which this is played, it feels more like a documentary re-enactment, than a drama. So realistic and moving is it that each time I listen to it, I find at the end of my listening, a piece of grit making my eyes water. It can't be that I'm so wrapped up in these people's lives, surely......??